Saint and Rogue, 582 Little Collins Street,
Major Brendan Nottle
Major Brendan Nottle, Salvation Army
The ALPMA Victorian Branch Committee invites you to our end of financial year celebratory network event at one of Melbourne’s great venues, Saint & Rogue, on Tuesday 20 June 2023, doors open from 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start.
Come along and join us for drinks, canapes, catch up with ALPMA members as well as to hear from our special guest speaker, Major Brendan Nottle, who runs the operations, in the City of Melbourne for the Salvation Army. Come along and hear his stories and amazing achievements.
Major Brendan Nottle
Major Brendan Nottle has been a Salvation Army officer for over 30 years. He has served as the chaplain of the Mighty Collingwood Football Club since 2000.
Together with his wife and mission partner, Major Sandra Nottle, Brendan runs the Salvos’ operations in the City of Melbourne, from TSA Melbourne Project 614’s historic site at 69 Bourke Street. They have done so since 2003. The Nottles have worked with Melbourne’s most vulnerable and marginalised people for decades.
in 2020 Brendan was asked to be the face and voice of the Salvos’ annual national Red Shield Appeal, which raised millions for their social and community work across Australia. Brendan’s 614 team raised a record $190,000.
In 2019 Brendan was nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Australian of the Year (Victoria), alongside journalist Adele Ferguson, AFL champion and MND awareness advocate Neale Daniher, and musician Archie Roach.
In 2017 Brendan walked to Canberra to highlight the issue of homelessness, and to call on federal politicians to develop a multi-partisan, national plan to solve Australia’s homelessness and housing crises. His 40-day walk traversed 703 km and included an icy swim across the Murray River. (He was happy to fly home afterwards.)
During his trek, Brendan spoke to thousands of Australians at public events, raised more than $123,000, and gathered more than 9,340 signatures on a homelessness petition he presented to Prime Minister Turnbull. The Walk to Canberra received more than 400 media hits nationally, estimated to be worth more than $2 million, and reached more than 20 million Australians.
In 2013 Brendan was the Melburnian of the Year and was also crowned as one of the Moomba monarchs in Melbourne’s annual community festival.
Brendan was a member of the Premier’s Ice Action Taskforce and the Housing Minister’s Rough Sleeping Round Table. He sits on the Victoria Police Chief Commissioner’s Corporate Advisory Group and is a board member of the Australian Intercultural Society. He is a much sought-after speaker across Australasia and overseas.
Brendan and Sandra have three daughters and a granddaughter. Brendan treasures spending time with his family, and enjoys reading, watching movies and TV and walking.